Black Moor Fish
The Black Moor is a fancy species of goldfish that is commonly
sold for bowls, aquariums, and often indoor and outdoor ponds.
Black Moor Goldfish swims in all ranges, and enjoys planted
and rocky aquariums.
The Black Moor, also known as the Dragon Eye Goldfish or the
Black Peony, is a great fish to own. It is bright, large, and is
great at catching attention. Due to its relative hardiness and
ease of care, it is an excellent for beginning aquarists, but all
fish lovers desire it. The Black Moor is often considered the
most popular Chinese fish available.
The Black Moor is a peaceful fish. It usually mixes very well with
other goldfish. If kept in groups of goldfish, the Black Moor will
school with them. These fish do well in many community tanks,
but should not be housed with aggressive fish, such as cichlids,
or overly active fast moving fish.
Black Moors are the gentle giants of the aquarium world.
Black Moors can be kept in almost any kind of aquarium.
However, they like to dig and uproot decor, so make sure you
secure any decorations. However, they should have plenty of
The Black Moor is a stunningly beautiful fish. They have short,
thick bodies with a hump around the shoulder area. They have long
fins, and their body is usually colored black, sometimes with red
and white spots. The most striking feature of the Black Moor is
their eyes, which are large, and grow from the sides of their
heads. At maturity, the Black Moor will reach a size of eight to
ten inches. Dragon Eye Goldfish have a life span ranging from six
to twenty-five years.
The Black Moor, Carassius auratus was originally found in China.
Black Moor Care Information
Black Moors should be kept in water with a temperature ranging
from 66 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. pH should be maintained at 7.
Dragon Eye Goldfish are omnivores. It has been reported that
Black Moors are very prone to ick without scrupulous aquarium
care. They also need to be kept stress free.
Diet for Black Moors
They should be kept with live plants for food, but may also be
fed vegetables like zucchini, peas, spinach and lettuce. Frozen
glass worms, blood worms, brine shrimp and daphnia should also be
given to the Dragon Eye Goldfish.
Breeding Black Moors
The Black Moor is an egg layer. When spawning, the male Black
Moor will develop small white dots call tubercles. These will
grow on the head, pectoral fins and gill covers, and should not
be confused with Ich. Breeding often results in up to 1,000 eggs,
with fry hatching in five to six days. The parents must be
removed, as they will greedily eat their eggs. They should be fed
small pieces of live or prepared foods designed for egg-laying
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